Lomonosov Moscow State University

Department of Arts



With a historic address at Bol'shaya Nikitskaya St. 3/1, the Faculty of Arts is located in the heart of Moscow, withing the walking distance of the Kremlin, Sotheby's auction house,  The Historical Museum, and other major cultural and historical institutions.


Our programs emphasize hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom, bringing students into direct contact with the works of art through study trips to galleries, museums in Moscow and across the US, the Chech Republic, Italy and China.


“At the Faculty of Art, we believe it essential to educate professionals who have good  art  background in art area and a profound belief in the power of art to change people's lives for the better ”

- Alexander P. Lobodanov, Dean,

   Department of Arts


Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is one of Russia's most historic and prestigious university institutions. It's ranked as one of  BRICS's top  universities (Top 3, Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015). Lomonosov State University's rank 35 in the top universities for linguistics, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015. Top 1 QS University Rankings: EECA 2015/2016. Top 5 among the best European universities (Thomson Reuters Academic Reputation Survey 2010-2014).

Our faculty developed collaborative relationships with a range of  national  and international institutions (more than 600 leading universities in Europe, Asia and North America) .Among our key partners are Beijing Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sichuan University, Henan University, State University of  New York, Univerzitet Crne Gore (Montenegro),  Carlow University, University of  Pisa (Università di Pisa), and Chinese company Perfect World Co., Ltd.

Key facts


Flexible programs tailored to your requirements.

Outstanding research-driving teaching.

Creativity as the central theme.

Excelent career opportunities.

International reputation for academic approach and innovative thought.

World-wide recognized diploma.


Our motto: “Improvements for better life”.


Faculty prepares  BSc, MSc  and postgraduate students in according to the state educational program by the Ministry of Education and Science, the Russian Federation. New conception of training for future artists is the goal of educational program. It provides as a synthesis of both classic university education, in the field of the theory and history of arts, and practical education of creative specialists in art area. Highly qualified specialists and great representatives of Russian culture (People's and Honored Artists of the Russian Federation) are involved in the educational process.

Our faculty strives to bring a holistic vision of the world to our students. Understanding the laws and forms of its reflection in art, possessing excellent skills for creating pieces of art our graduate students are able to examine it professionally, and carry on expert and consulting work in art area.

Our students have unique possibilities to practice at the best theaters and concert halls in Russia, attending famous exhibitions, galleries, museums and participating in cooperative events with leading representatives of modern cultural space.


International Modern educational program.


  1. Undergraduate program / BSc Degree:


Department of semiotics and theory of arts:


  • Theory of art

  • Drawing and pictorial art


Research skills and individual interests are developed through an academic dissertative plans and developed with individual supervision.


Department of theatrical art:


  • Performing Arts (Musical)

  • Pedagogy of Classical Dance

  • Pedagogy of Ballroom Dance

  • TV and Radio program presenting


Our Department of theatrical art  provides an exceptional training for anyone who wants a long career in professional musical theater, TV and Radio program presenting, both in Classical Dance and Ballroom Dance.


Department of  Musical Art:


  • Classical singing

  • Special Piano Playing


The BA music combines the development of practical skills with the study of the theory and history of music practice and its social and cultural contexts. Research work is carried out with the support of individual supervisers.

  2. Postgraduate program / MSc Degree:


  • General theory of arts

  • Realistic Drawing

  • Performing Arts (Musical)


It is an innovative program designed by practitioners and offers you an opportunity to make theater dance and live performance work under the supervision and guidance of acclaimed expert staff and committed to make making performance matter.You will propose a scheme of work in a specific area of performance –dance, theater etc. and work under supervision to develop creative skills and capabilities, collaboratively with a diverse range of performance communities.


  3. Postgraduate study program 17.00.09 “Theory and History of  Art ”.


For a list of our postgraduate taught programs and research degrees, please visit www.arts.msu.ru

Moreover, our faculty gives an opportunity to study in summer school for international students and participate in training courses / training sessions / training workshops during the year.                                               

Practical disciplines: solo singing, fundamentals of vocal technique, solfeggio, piano, elementary theory of music, harmony, vocal ensemble; painting: composition, landscape, still life, portrait; drawing: objectless composition, picture and text, composition on the plane, object form in the environment, form and light, human body forms, color and tone.                                                           

Theoretical disciplines: integrated art studies, applied arts, non-applied arts, semiotics of art, cultural studies, criticism and expert analysis of works of art, sociology of art.

Our training program is a dynamic combination of  up to the minute performance techniques and traditional values with a considerable theater heritage at its base. There is a strong focus on discipline which plays an undeniably vital role in success and employability.

Some lectures are delivered in English, besides, reach media are heavily provided that help greatly to learn at minimal TRKI-1level.

Summer school fee - 30,000 roubles per month.

Take your first steps towards training for your chosen career in the performing arts.


Important informaton


Teaching in Russian language. Regarding to teaching peculiarities of applied art, TRKI-1 is a minimal level required (approx. A2 level, CEFR scale).

Dormitory is provided.


Tuition fee: BSc - 440,000 roubles per year

            MSc - 420,000 roubles per year

            Postgraduate studies - 440,000 roubles per year.


Place of study:

Department of Arts (MSU) 

Russian Federation


Bol'shaya Nikitskaya St. 3/1.

Outer location (partnership art sites).


Start Date: September, 01


Length of Study: 

Full-time BSc - 4 years,

Full-time MSc - 2 years,

Full-time postgraduate studies - 3 years.


IELTs Scores: 60 with no skill bellow 5.0 (or equivalent).


Should you have some more questions feel free contact us.


The International Office:

Kuznetsova Svetlana

Mob. tel .: +7 985 240 4414

E-mail: kositronich@gmail.com